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St. Rita School for the Deaf was founded in 1915 by Father Henry Waldhaus to educate Deaf and hard of hearing students. The establishment of tuition for the education of our students has always been a challenge. Special needs make it necessary to keep class sizes small. This small student-to-teacher ratio increases costs substantially.
Because of our rich tradition of finding new methods of educating the deaf and hard of hearing, we have devised a tuition assistance and scholarship program for our students based on need. This program is based upon subsidized monies from endowed scholarship funds, our annual fundraising efforts, and the ability of our scholarships to keep pace with that need. The family income of 54% of the students attending St. Rita falls below the poverty level each year. This means very few can afford the full cost of tuition each year.
Nearly all students need some tuition assistance.
Approximately $2,400,000 is needed in scholarship money each year.
It is our hope that you will recognize the importance of this wonderful giving opportunity so that together we ensure that Deaf and hard of hearing children receive a quality education in a safe, value-oriented environment that addresses their special needs.
Each day the miracles of learning continue as we teach children how to learn and communicate without hearing. We thank you for your commitment to our students as we partner in teaching communication for life.
For more information on establishing a named scholarship fund, contact
Director of Development, 513-771-7600 ext 324.
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